Floorshow (bootleg)

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Floorshow - LP Cover (front)
Floorshow - LP Cover (back)



A bootleg from one of the very last shows of The Sisters of Mercy in their First And Last And Always line-up, when Gary Marx had already left the band. In fact, it was the first gig of the American leg of the Armageddon Tour in 1985. After these shows, The Sisters of Mercy returned to England, played the Royal Albert Hall, split up a few months later and things developed into those directions we should all be used to by now.

The bootleg was originally released in 1990 on vinyl and CD by the famous The Swingin' Pig Records bootleg label. A year later, a Polish cassette bootleg of similar content surfaced in online auctions. Also the CD-version got bootlegged in 1993. The second CD imitates everything apart from the title "Floorshow", which is replaced by the time and place of the gig.

Release Notes

Vinyl + CD Italian CD Polish Cassettes
Label: The Swingin' Pig Records                                       Label: Live Label Label: MG
Catalogue#: TSP 077, TSP-CD 077 Catalogue#: SOM LL 001-0622                                 Catalogue#: MG 1295
Format: 12" vinyl LP, CD Format: CD Format: Cassette
Released: 1990 (Luxembourg) Released: 1993 (Italy) Released: 1991 / reissues in 1992 (Poland)



Floorshow - LP Label (Side A)

Source


Remarks

  • Soundboard recording, excellent sound quality, though the pitch is a little too low.
Check the sound files on the bottom of the "Silence Is Platinum" page.
  • The concert is incomplete.
First And Last And Always, Walk Away, Emma and Amphetamine Logic are missing
  • For some weird reason most of the tracks don't appear in the order they were played in.
Alice for instance was originally performed between Floorshow and Gimme Shelter.
This is corrected on the cassette version, but the overall order is still wrong;
the tracks on side A were the last four songs of the gig.
  • Total Duration: 31:44 min.
There are minor differences in track times on the cassette.
Floorshow - LP Darkgrey Marbled
  • The vinyl version has tracks 1 - 4 on side A and tracks 5 - 7 on side B.
The same counts for the cassette.


LP Cover Notes

  • As usual the song credits are mixed up and
Floorshow is credited to some guy called "Jennings".
  • Some copies ccme with a 12" Swingin' Pig Records catalogue inlay. See the pictures below.
  • NoNoise is a trademark of SONIC SOLUTIONS USA.
This critically acclaimed computer based digital system dramatically reduces
hiss, clicks and other unwanted noises from older recordings.
Carefully remastered by B.accoustics W.Germany


Versions

  • Vinyls are known to exist in the following colour versions:
black, clear yellow, grey marbled, dark grey marbled, greenish grey (olive) marbled,
green marbled, dark green (turquoise or bluegreen) marbled, dark brown and brown marbled,
transparent Siena brown and golden brown marbled, blue and aqua blue marbled as well as
various varieties and shades of all the above. Some time ago, all existing vinyl colours were
shown here @The Swingin' Pig Net. Sadly though, that page is no longer as comprehensive
Floorshow - Trade Mark Of Quality Test Pressing - Vinyl (Side B)
as it once was.


  • Some white-label test pressings are known to exist as well,
of which two different versions on black vinyl have surfaced so far, see the pictures down below (scroll).
There is no print on the labels of this one at all.
Here, the vinyl comes in a Trade Mark of Quality "Long Play" paper sleeve.
The labels have a light grey rim on the outer side and around the centre hole.
"PROPPE 1990" is printed on them in bold upper-case letters of the same grey colour.
While the "PROPPE 1990" mark is printed once on the A-side label, is appears twice
on the label of Side B, one mark close below the other, thus signifying the side of the record (1/2).
  • The runouts are TSP 077 A NoNoise (Side A) and TSP 077 B NoNoise (Side B).
  • Both test pressings have no further cover, whatsoever.


For recent price developments see here and here for the vinyl and here for the CD.
Polish cassettes are steadily available in online auction, though possibly reissued with reprinted inlays.

Track List

Track Duration                    Notes
 1   A Rock And A Hard Place                                  3:41
 2   Floorshow    4:07
 3   Gimme Shelter    6:10     track# 4 and duration 6:09 on cassette
 4   Alice    3:48 track# 3 on cassette
 5   Body And Soul    3:55
 6   Marian    5:40
 7   No Time To Cry    4:23     duration 4:24 on cassette


Additional Pictures

- Please click into the files for larger views -

Various Vinyl Colours

Floorshow - LP Grey Marbled Vinyl
Floorshow - LP Dark Grey Marbled Vinyl
Floorshow - LP Black Marbled Vinyl
Floorshow - LP Black Vinyl
Floorshow - LP Aqua Blue Marbled Vinyl
Floorshow - LP Blue Marbled Vinyl
Floorshow - LP Darkgreen Marbled Vinyl
Floorshow - LP Greenish Grey Marbled Vinyl
Floorshow - LP Green Marbled Vinyl
Floorshow - LP Olive Green Marbled Vinyl
Floorshow - LP Clear Yellow Vinyl
Floorshow - LP Dun-Coloured Marbled Vinyl
Floorshow - LP Cover (front) With Golden or rather Copper Brown Marbled Vinyl
Floorshow - LP Golden Brown Marbled Vinyl
Floorshow - LP Transparent Siena Brown Vinyl
Floorshow - LP Red Vinyl
Floorshow - LP Brown Marbled Vinyl
Floorshow - LP Dark Brown Vinyl
Floorshow - LP Dark Brown Marbled Vinyl


White-Label Test Pressings

Floorshow - Trade Mark Of Quality Test Pressing with Long Play Sleeve
Floorshow - Swingin' Pig Records Test Pressing In Generic Sleeve
Floorshow - Trade Mark Of Quality Test Pressing
- White label with grey rim and centre
Floorshow - Trade Mark Of Quality Test Pressing - Runout
Floorshow - Trade Mark Of Quality Test Pressing
- Runout (photomechanically modified for better readability)


Accompanying Catalogue Booklet

Floorshow LP - The Swingin' Pig Records catalogue insert (Side 1)
Floorshow LP - The Swingin' Pig Records catalogue insert (Side 2 and 3)
Floorshow LP - The Swingin' Pig Records catalogue insert (Side 4)


CD Versions

Floorshow - CD Cover (front)
Floorshow - CD Cover (back)
Floorshow - CD (disc)
Floorshow - Swingin Pig CD (overview)
30-05-1985 Long Beach Fenders Ballroom - Live Label CD (overview)


Polish Cassettes

Floorshow - Polish MG Cassette 1991 (Front) with yellow print
Floorshow - Polish MG Cassette (Inlay) 1991 with mauve cassette print
Floorshow - Polish MG Cassette 1992 (Inlay)
Floorshow - Polish MG Cassette (Front)
Floorshow - Polish MG Cassette 1991 (Inlay)
Floorshow - Polish MG Cassette 1991 (Inlay)
Floorshow - Polish MG Cassette 1991 (back)
Floorshow - Polish MG Cassette 1991 (Side A) with green print
Floorshow - Polish MG Cassette 1991 (Side B) with green print